Hiro’s Hero

Some of you will know what that title means immediately.  If you watch NBC’s “Heroes”, Hiro is something of a central character to the overall story.  An article at starwars.com talks to the actor, Masi Oka, and his hero is Luke Skywalker.  His reasons are what makes me post about it.  I believe having heroes is important for everyone for the inspiration they give.

“For me Star Wars opens up different worlds to see, and it has a great adventure story that inspires you to be a hero and do great things.”

Moving from Tokyo to Los Angeles with his family when he was six years old made him feel like an outsider. In his quest to adapt to his new surroundings, Oka found himself relating in some ways to Luke Skywalker. “I identify with Luke in many ways,” Oka says. “I didn’t have a father figure growing up. And coming from Japan, I was now in a foreign land, trying to find my own destiny, whatever it may be.”


  1. Kat Von D - June 23, 2007

    Kat Von D

    I Googled for something completely different, but found your page…and have to say thanks. nice read.